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What leads to antiphospholipid syndrome?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Jarrett
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: It can be genetic

One can inherit this syndrome, or it may arise without any apparent history or cause.
It is associated with multiple medical problems, including recurrent pregnancy loss.

In brief: It can be genetic

One can inherit this syndrome, or it may arise without any apparent history or cause.
It is associated with multiple medical problems, including recurrent pregnancy loss.
Dr. John Jarrett
Dr. John Jarrett
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Dr. David Greenfield
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It is autoimmune

Antiphospholipid syndrome(aps) is an autoimmune condition which can be its own entity or associated with other connective tissue diseases such as lupus.
A diagnosis requires thorough evaluation by a rheumatologist. Typically, we don't make a diagnosis after one test result. The general rule of thumb is to repeat the test 3 months after the first one to confirm. There is more than one test.

In brief: It is autoimmune

Antiphospholipid syndrome(aps) is an autoimmune condition which can be its own entity or associated with other connective tissue diseases such as lupus.
A diagnosis requires thorough evaluation by a rheumatologist. Typically, we don't make a diagnosis after one test result. The general rule of thumb is to repeat the test 3 months after the first one to confirm. There is more than one test.
Dr. David Greenfield
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